Second Swedish forward signs for Dundee

Dundee Stars have confirmed the signing of Swedish forward Jimmy Jensen.

The 29-year-old spent the bulk of his career in Sweden, before switching to the French league during the 2013/14 season where he won the title with Briancon.

He joined Hungary’s Ferencvaros TC in 2015, but returned to France to complete the season with Ducs d’Angers.

Jensen iced alongside Dundee new-boy Johan Andersson with Dijon last season, scoring 23 goals in 49 games.

“I’ve heard a lot of good things about the league,” said Jensen. “Every game is a hard hockey game to win and the style is a bit different to France, maybe a little bit more physical.

“I was looking for a new experience to try something new. I want to push myself on the highest level as I can play.

“Last year was a little bit of a tough season for us. We were at the bottom of the league and we ended up playing in the relegation play-off, but in the end it all worked out fine.

“All my other years in France had been playing play-offs and battling for the championship, so last year was a bit of a mentally tough year.

“In the end it was an experience, but it made me realise I wanted to play for play-offs and be on that side of it.”

“Hopefully I can bring some competitiveness to the team. I’m a good skater, an offensive player that likes to be around the net and work hard every night.”

(Image permission: Mudra László)

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